Bryn Mawr: Kurios Press, 1974. Hardcover. "Here is a book that is destined to lead millions to feeling the joyful omnipresene of the Lord in their own lives" (jacket). First printing, Number 5 of 100 copies. Signed and inscribed by the author with love and best wishes. This book was conceived of in the author's hospital room after suffering and recovering from back surgery. Yellow cloth boards with blue title to spine and front cover. A few spots of foxing to covers. In yellow illustrated dust jacket with blue title to spine and front cover. Light foxing to jacket and endpapers, else clean and bright. Includes many photographic images, mostly in black and white with a few in full color. Text is Bible verses and religous inspired poetry and thoughts. In yellow paper covered slipcase with minor soiling to top panel and inner edges. REL/030719. Very Good.
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London: Essex House Press, 1899. Hardcover. Number 627 of 750 copies. This was the third book published by the Essex House Press. Founded by C.R. Ashbee and Laurence Hodson “in the hope to keep living the tradition of good printing that William Morris had revived, and with the help of T. Binning and J. Tippett, compositors, and S. Mowlem, pressman, who came from the Kelmscott Press to that end” (from the printer’s note). A lovely book bound and signed by Bickers and Son in brown crushed pigskin with five bands and blind embossed title on spine, top edges gilt and marbled endpapers. Front hinge repaired. Printed in black and red type on fine handmade paper. Frontispiece illustration by Reginald Savage protected by tissue guard. Very good plus condition. 426 pages. PRI/012012. Very Good +.
New York: Frederick G. Melcher, 1958. Softcover. One of 1200 copies made by Meredin Gravure for students and lovers of the literature of children. The original book was printed in Boston in 1746 by B. Gray. From the colophon: "This facsimile of the once immensely popular story book in rhyme has been photographed from the only known complete copy now in the Library of the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts." The original author stated on the title page that the book is a pleasant and profitable companion for children and was composed on purpose for their use. The text describing the life of Jesus is in verse, with woodcut illustrations interposed. Bound in cream paper wrappers with gold star ornaments. In fine condition. 3 x 4 inches. Unpaginated [48 pages]. PRI/112817. Fine.